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Crochet With Me… Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long!!  Week 1~Material List

Crochet With Me… Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long!! Week 1~Material List

Welcome to the Crochet With Me… Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long!!!  This week we will be gathering our materials and preparing to start our 2016 Afghan!!  I’m so excited you will be joining in the fun!!


2016 CAL Week 1


If this is your first Crochet-A-Long here is how it works…

This is a Mystery Afghan… It will unfold as we make it!!

Each week over the next 12 weeks I will post a section of the afghan we all will complete together… Don’t worry!!  I work full-time and only have a few hours a week to work on my project, so my instructions will be easy to follow and easy to keep up with the groups pace!!  If you are wondering how you join this Crochet-A-Long, all you need to do is check back each Saturday evening for the next post.  If you would like to be notified by E-Mail… You can sign up on the right sidebar of this page where it says “Stay Connected”…



Now for the Material List!!

I loved seeing what you all voted for in the polls for this years Crochet With Me… Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long!!  The winning yarn was Red Heart With Love… It is a great worsted weight yarn that is soft, washable and easy to work with!!  Best of all it is on sale now at JoAnn if you like to shop at that fabulous craft store!!


This afghan will be approximately 70″Long x 65″ Wide.

Your will need approximately 3600 yards total of Red Heart With Love Yarn. This Afghan can be made in a monotone style or using 2-3 colors. Instructions will be for both.  You can use any worsted weight yarn you desire, but the end result may turn out slightly different depending on the yarn.  It is best to use a main color and one or two accent colors….

With Love Yarn

I will be using Red Heart With Love ~ 3 Skeins of Boysenberry, 3 Skeins of Peacock and 5 Skeins of Eggshell.  Since this project is being made as we do this Crochet-A-Long, I am only able to estimate the amount of each I will be using.

Boysenberry Yarn  peacock yarn  Eggshell Yarn


I will be using a J Hook… We will be going over the gauge next week along with starting our first few rows of our projects…


Are you ready… I am and I am sooooo excited!!  Each post will be saved in the Crochet With Me tab at the top of the page for easy reference or if you join us late!!

Also,,, Each Saturday evening we will be sharing our photos and chatting about the project at 8 pm PST on my Facebook page… So make sure to hop over and check in next Saturday and show off the yarn you purchased…  I will have a specific Facebook post for this event each week!!  You can also follow along with the fun on the following social media sites…






Happy Crocheting!!



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Whimsical Warmth Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Whimsical Warmth Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!!

If you love easy Free Crochet Patterns that can be made as a One Skein Project,,, The Whimsical Warmth Headband is for you!!!  This is the 3rd pattern in the Whimsical Warmth Series… The Children’s Whimsical Warmth Beanie and the Ladies Whimsical Warmth Beanie  are the first two and I have a second version of the headband coming soon!!  So stay tuned!!


Whimsical Warmth Headband

Whimsical Warmth Headband

If you love this pattern… Save it to your Ravelry Queue for easy access!!  Click Here…


Worsted Weight Yarn ~ 150 yards or less total. In this pattern I used Vanna’s Choice Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in Cranberry, Terra Cotta and Kelly Green!

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Hook ~  H

Yarn Needle


21″ Around


2″ x 2″ = 7 sc x 8 rows


yo ~ yarn over     sk ~ skip     sp ~ space     st ~ stitch     sl st ~ slip stitch     ch ~ chain     sc ~ single crochet     rev sc ~ reverse single crochet

dec ~ decrease (insert hook in st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)

Puff Stitch ~ (Yo, insert hook in designated space, pull up a loop) 4 times, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, ch 1. Make sure all loop you pull up are a double crochet height.



Ch 66, Join to beginning chain to form a ring. Be careful not to twist the chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around. Join with sl st to beginning sc . = 66 sc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 1, sk st, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk st* Repeat * * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. = 33 sc & 33 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 3:  Sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, Puff st in same sp, ch 1, *Puff st in next ch-1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * * around. Join to top of 1st Puff  st. = 33 Puff sts & 33 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each ch-1 sp and the top of each Puff st around.  Join with sl st to beginning sc.  = 66 sc

Rnd 5 – 10:  Repeat Rnds 2-4 two more times. Do not finish off.


Ch 1, rev sc around. Finish off.

Join to opposite side (beginning chain). Ch 1, rev sc around. Finish off.


Congratulations… you now have a Whimsical Warmth Headband!!!

If you would like to make this headband smaller or larger, it is in stitch increments of 2.  So you can add or subtract 2 beginning chains to adjust the size!!

Stay tuned for Whimsical Warmth Beanie Version II… Here is a sneak peek!


*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns in part or in full on any website or publication and/or claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Copy Right October 17, 2015 Beatrice Ryan Designs


Do you need a One Skein Crochet Christmas Project??

Do you need a One Skein Crochet Christmas Project??

Hi my crochet friends… I have had the privilege to write my first article for Stitch & Unwind ~ All Free Crochet’s Blog!!


Recently they asked me to write an article about One Skein Crochet Christmas Projects… The season is upon us… So hop over and read my latest article and let me know what you think by leaving a comment on their site!!  I hope to write more articles for them and your input could make the difference!!


Click Here to read:

Tis’ (Almost) The Season: Decorating & Gift Giving One-Skein Crochet Projects!



If you aren’t familiar with All Free Crochet, it the ultimate resource for Free Crochet Patterns!!  And Stitch & Unwind has tons of articles and ideas to help you with all of your crochet needs!!!

Happy Crocheting!!


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